Good Morning, Carson Valley: Feb. 16

Posted By on February 16, 2017

by Joey Crandall, joey@carsonvalleytimes.com · 1 min read

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — As of 6 a.m., power is out to 2,888 NV energy customers in Douglas County, with the bulk of those sitting within the Gardnerville ZIP code. The majority of the estimated times of restoration are between 7 and 8 a.m.

The winds are already up and a wind advisory will remain in effect through 4 p.m. today.

Expect gusts throughout the day, but the strongest winds should register this morning — registering between 20-30 mph with gusts up to 45 or 55 mph. Wind prone areas could see gusts up to 60 or 70 mph, but those projections should fall farther north in the region.

Continued power outages are possible throughout the day.

We should see rain this morning, transitioning to showers this afternoon and clear-ish skies later. Look for a high of 54 degrees this afternoon.

Friday should bring a mix of rain and snow, there’s a 40 percent chance of rain on Saturday and a slight chance of rain on Sunday.

The National Weather Service is projecting the strongest storm of the series to fall Sunday evening continuing into Tuesday, with significant precipitation amounts possible. The NWS is not certain on snow levels yet. The snow levels will greatly affect the potential for runoff and flooding, so we’ll be keeping an eye on how those projections develop.

We’ll be keeping an eye on river gauges as well during the course of these storms. As of this morning, the gauge on the East Fork leading into Gardnerville running roughly 2.5 feet below flood stage, and the gauge of the main stem of the Carson River leading into Carson City running five feet below flood stage.

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners meets today at 1:30 p.m. at Stateline. You can view their agenda here.

The Douglas girls basketball team had its season end at home against Spanish Springs in a 60-50 first-round playoff loss Wednesday night.

That’s a full lid for this morning. Take care out there and have a great day.